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Collaborating for Change: San Francisco Family Support Network

Feb 24th, 2016 | By

San Francisco Family Support Network Charlene Clemens, Executive Director The San Francisco Family Support Network is a unique partnership of the stakeholders in the Family Support field: families, community-based organizations, public departments, and private foundations. The San Francisco Family Support Network was founded in June 2004, building on the San Francisco Starting Points Initiative’s Strategic

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San Francisco Not for Young Families: The Plight of Young Parents in San Francisco

Feb 24th, 2016 | By

I think my pregnancy was a result of my childhood. I was homeless up until 6-7 years ago. I lived in cars, shelters, motels and my dad was in jail my entire childhood. He got out when I was 13 and two week later he was murdered. My mom was on drug my whole childhood

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William T. Grant Accepting LOIs for Youth Inequality Research (RFP)

Dec 21st, 2015 | By

LOI deadline – January 12, 2016 CONTACT:/NOTES: The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for research projects designed to increase understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth (between the ages of 5 and 25) outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit

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Project Learning Partnership Grants (for community-based youth employment programs)

Dec 10th, 2015 | By

CS-1018– Project Learning Partnership Grants (for community-based youth employment programs) Bid due:  01/13/2016; 11:00 AM Type: Professional Services Department:  External Affairs   Project Description The SFPUC is excited to continue making investments in education by expanding our Project Learning strategy to include partnerships with community-based youth employment programsoperating during the summer, academic year, and/or year round

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DCYF Releases Request for Proposals for Disconnected Transitional Age Youth

Nov 5th, 2015 | By
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DCYF Releases Request for Proposals for Disconnected Transitional Age Youth  DCYF is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify and fund strategies to improve outcomes for disconnected Transitional Age Youth (TAY). For the purposes of this RFP and as defined by Charter Section 16.108 of the Children and Families First Legislation, disconnected TAY are

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Injunction would require trauma training for Compton Unified School District staff

Jul 15th, 2015 | By

“Attorneys are seeking a preliminary injunction that would require the Compton Unified School District to train all teachers, administrators and school-site staff on how to recognize the effects of chronic trauma on students’ ability to learn, think, read, concentrate and communicate.” Read more here. 



Oakland Former Foster Youth Named White House Champion of Change

Jun 26th, 2015 | By

It was just an ordinary day at the office until Sokhom Mao noticed an email in his inbox from the White House. Three weeks later, he was on a plane traveling from his home in Oakland, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to be honored as a 2015 White House Champion of Change. On May 19, Mao received the award, along with eleven other former foster youth, for his work to improve the lives of current and former foster youth.

Oakland hometown hero Mao, just 28, has more than a decade of advocacy work on his resume, having logged countless miles to Sacramento to speak with legislators about the needs of youth in foster care. Two of the causes Mao has long championed and which he carried to the White House are housing stability and higher education.



San Francisco Business Times Reports on Larkin Street Youth Services

Jun 26th, 2015 | By
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“For over three decades, Larkin Street has been transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk youth. Starting with a drop-in center in the ‘80s, Larkin Street has grown to a hub of programming, including drop-in centers, medical clinics, and Larkin Street Academy education and employment programs, in the heart of San Francisco along with emergency

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Oakland celebrates success of violence reduction programs

Jun 26th, 2015 | By

“But after being referred to East Bay Asian Youth Center’s “Street Team,”a local nonprofit that, among other things, works with teens on probation, Cervantes was able to improve in school and turn his life around, he said. The 19-year-old now spends his Saturdays cleaning the streets in Oakland’s San Antonio District, where he recently took

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Media Program Aims to End Poverty Among Youth in Oakland

Jun 26th, 2015 | By

Youth Radio trains kids to tell their own stories and you can see that happening all over the building. But there is also a professional element. Youth Radio is the Youth Desk for National Public Radio and for KCBS radio right here in the bay area. In fact – 18 year old Desmond Meagley is working on a story right now about teen suicide rates and how that is affect by accessibility to guns and firearms.